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Fix Audio Skipping/Distorted Problem When Playing a DVD

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Troubleshooting Steps for Skipping/Distorted Audio Coming from DVD Player

When I insert a DVD into the tray of my Sony DVD player, the video plays normally, but the audio skips.

If the sound skips or is distorted when you play a DVD with a Sony or other brand DVD player, the problem might be with the disc or the DVD player. The DVD disc or the player might be dirty. Next, we'll show you how to clean the disc or player to fix DVD playback with audio skipping or distortion problem.

Audio is distorted or skips when playing DVD

How to Fix DVD Playback Problem: Audio Skips or Audio Is Distorted

Below are the troubleshooting steps to fix DVD audio skipping or distortion issue. (If DVD player makes loud noise, click here>> )

Step 1. Check the DVD.

Take the DVD out of your player, and then see if there're fingerprints, smudges, dust, or others on the surface of the disc. If there are, just clean it using a soft, dry cloth. And, you should handle the disc by its edge and clean it from the center toward the edge. Once done, re-insert it into the player and see if audio skipping/distortion issue is solved or not.

Step 2. Check the DVD player.

If the sound problem happens on the DVD in question and also other DVDs, the problem is with the DVD player. Before we clean the player, you may be able to fix the issue by doing the following two things.
1). Move your DVD player away from any electrical device or any object having a magnetic field.
2). Cut off the power source of the player for around half a minute and then reconnect it.
If the sound keeps skipping or distortion, you need to clean the DVD player laser lens using lens cleaner or bring the player in to have the lens professionally cleaned. Alternatively, you can digitize the DVD and play it without using DVD player.

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author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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